A SHOPKEEPER has been hailed as community champion for backing groups and projects on his doorstep.
Chris Taylor, who runs grocery store Taylor’s of Tickhill, most recently donated £500 towards a new high-spec wheelbarrow to help keep the town clean.
Regular donations from Taylors to good causes through parent company Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity — totalling over £7,500— and further fundraising via MADL’s collecting tins saw the Tickhill store scoop the monthly Community Champion title.
Chris said: “The recent £500 donation we made to part-fund a £1,200 wheelbarrow to keep the streets of Tickhill clean and tidy not only provides a valuable service to the community, but also excellent publicity for the charity, as it features the MADL logo and the barrow is around the village most days.
“One Facebook posting of the new barrow in use has had over 2,600 views!
“We have donated over £7,500 to local good causes in the last ten years and were the first store to use MADL collecting tins, with which we are currently fundraising for the Tickhill Guides and Scouts.
“We’re flattered to be chosen as this month's Community Champion and we've decided to donate the £250 we have been awarded to The Sports Pavilion in Tickhill, who have launched a crowdfunding appeal for a defibrillator to be located on the building.”
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